I can remember my Mom making something like this when we were little. Now she didn’t use steel cut oats and what I liked most about it is that it adapted to most fruit. Use peeled, fresh chopped apples to it to make apple-pie like. If you use the apples I would advise using maybe a teaspoon of lemon juice with it help with the apples not turning brown.
She often made this and then while it was still warm, scoop us some out and put a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on it. I can remember I would sit there until there as long as I could watching the ice cream melt all along the sides of the streusal bars and pool along the bottom.
Berry Streusal Bars
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- 1 cup rolled oats (instant)
- 3/4 cup steel cut oats
- 1 cup AP flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 rounded teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup butter +3 tablespoon
- 1 cup blueberries – fresh
- 1 cup diced strawberries – fresh
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- Mix well to break up lumps of flour and sugar.
- Melt the 3/4 cup of butter and add it, along with the vanilla, to the oat mixture.
- Stir until moistened.
- Gently fold in the blueberries and strawberries trying not to bruise them
- Grease and flour an 8×8 glass baking pan
- Dump the mixture into the pan and firmly press it down making sure to not break the fruit. Essentially want it to be compacted and tight. This is what’ll form the bars for you.
- Melt remaining butter and drizzle it over the bars. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown, the let cool completely – this can take up to 45 minutes!
The only downfall about this is that it doesn’t have a long shelf life as the addition of fruit in it will cause it to get soggy after a few days. You can store it in the fridge but I would recommend making this the day or at most, the day before.
Recipe Reviews & Comments
This is really, really good. Every time I make it, it brings back such fond memories of my Mom and I in the kitchen. She would sit me on the counter or the table and I would help her mix it up.. okay I would play in the flour and eat the fruit right out of the bowl 🙂
My favorite thing about this recipe is you can adjust it and use just about any fruit – apples/cinnamon, various types of berries, you could even add toasted nuts to it.
This with a scoop of vanilla ice cream… PURE BLISS!
If you make it, definitely post it on our facebook page!
I will definitely give this a twist! I just hate the fact when you post all this stuff my tummy gets angry and wants it asap!!! I love blueberries! And especially with blackberries too! Apples and cinnamon sounds good! Can you pronounce that for me? Love you and miss you bunches!!
OMG this looks amazing! I WUB blueberries!